New York Fashion Week Spring ’09: Somewhere Over Sabyasachi’s Rainbow

September 13, 2008 • New York Fashion Week Spring '09

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Summary: Well. Hmmm. Okay. Let me start over. Sabyasachi left me a little confused, a little in love, and a little like a deer in headlights. The collection was exactly that…a collection of styles, shapes, fabrics, textures, colors, prints, colors, more colors…oh, and some more prints. Anchoring everything were mini skirts and dresses created from plates of scalloped shaped fabric. I liked the idea of these bits shown onto a skirt, but the kaleidoscope of colors made them hard to picture in real life (but I also wouldn’t call them avant-garde), especially when paired with a flouncy top in a mini print in completely different colors. But just when I was trying to digest all of that, out came gorgeous silk dresses and tops with oversized floral prints in golds, greens and reds. They were beautiful and wearable, and when cinched with a tough, black leather studded belt, they made quite an impact. But then came patchwork harem pants. With a differently patterned top…and a completely different patchwork vest. And I was back to being confused. Of course, Sabyasachi’s Indian influence brought me back around one last time with sequin-embroidered golden tulle sheaths that fit like a glove. Back and forth, back and forth. Kind of how I felt about Sabyasachi after leaving the show…

Color Palette: ivory, black, red, green, purple, yellow, gold, grey, raspberry

Fabrics & Textures: georgette, organza, silk, tulle, muslin, cotton, chiffon, brocade

– Alison Stewart

Photos: WireImage

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